News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Specialised Units: Minister Plato to Continue to Champion Reinstatement

11 December 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

11 December 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyThis weekend's 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 3 523 vehicles stopped as part of the Western Cape Government's Safely Home campaign. Read More

Western Cape Government Engages with Minister Mthethwa on Reinstatement of Specialised Units

5 December 2011

The National Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa, has acknowledged that drug- and gang-related crime in the Western Cape needs urgent action and that intensified South African Police Service (SAPS) operations must address the violence. Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

4 December 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety Read More

Ministers Launch Safely Home Road Safety Plan for the Festive Season

1 December 2011

Joint Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety, Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works, and Theuns Botha, Minster of Health Read More

Media Alert: Ministers to Launch Safely Home Road Safety Plan for the Festive Season

28 November 2011

On Thursday, 1 December 2011, the Western Cape Ministers of Community Safety, Dan Plato, and Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, will launch the Safely Home Road Safety Plan for the festive season. Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

27 November 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyNine people tragically lost their lives on provincial roads this weekend and my sincerest condolences go out to their family members and friends. Read More

Media Alert: Religious Leaders to Discuss Safety in the Western Cape

24 November 2011

On Monday, 28 November 2011, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host a large gathering of religious leaders from areas affected by drug-related crimes and violence across the province. More than 250 delegates have been... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato to Engage in a Door-to-Door Visit in Lavender Hill

21 November 2011

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will this afternoon (Tuesday) go door to door in Lavender Hill to engage with the community on safety issues in the area. Read More

Specialised Drug and Gang Units Endorsed by Cabinet as Policing Need and Priority

21 November 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety Read More

Media Alert: Specialised Drug and Gang Units - Cabinet Decision

20 November 2011

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host a media briefing on Tuesday, 22 November 2011. Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

20 November 2011

This weekend's integrated law enforcement operations led to the arrest of 23 drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato to Witness Pledge of Peace by Hanover Park Gangs to the Community

15 November 2011

Following an invitation from the Hanover Park community leaders, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will today be in Freedom Square, Hanover Park. The minister will witness a pledge of peace by gang leaders in the area to the... Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

13 November 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato to March against Crime with Community of Clarke Estate, Elsie's River

10 November 2011

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will on Sunday (13 November 2011) join the community of Clarke Estate, Elsie's River, for a march against crime and violence in the area. The march is being organised by the community group... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato to Engage with Ottery Community at Public Meeting

7 November 2011

Tonight (Tuesday), Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will engage with the community of Ottery at a public meeting. Crime and violence in the area are on the agenda for discussion. Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

6 November 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety Read More

Business Commended for Key Role in Copper Bust

1 November 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Community Safety, Dan PlatoThe actions of a business owner this week played a key role in the arrest of four alleged copper thieves and the confiscation of 50 tons of copper valued at about R2.4 million in Brackenfell. Read More

Hanover Park Shooting: Specialised Approach by SAPS Needed

30 October 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

30 October 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety Integrated Safely Home operations by Provincial Traffic, Municipal Traffic and SAPS saw 3 968 vehicles stopped this weekend at 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks in the province. Read More